notmypresident: (Disgusted)
Dad and I have been eating out a lot since I got here. That's bad for my diet, but good for him. He doesn't seem to eat a lot on his own and even admitted that he's been losing weight lately. So I like to think that one positive aspect of my moving in will be to see that he has some regular meals to help him maintain his health.

But one thing I've noticed at all of the various restaurants is that they seem to be obsessed with pumpkin. I get it: Oregon is an agricultural state, and it happens to be pumpkin season. But the focus of pumpkin-flavored food borders on the obsessive. We had dinner last night at Copper River (the fried chicken was incredible). But when I asked about their chocolate deserts, all they could come up with was pumpkin cheesecake!

And then I saw this:


Sweet Jeebus, save me! Pumpkin is taking over the planet!

Now for Another Hot Guy.

Date/Time: 2017-09-23 18:19 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] furr_a_bruin
furr_a_bruin: (Chef Tako)
Well - usually when something is described as "Pumpkin Spice" - that just means the blend of spices normally used in pumpkin pie - not any pumpkin flavoring.

Of course, I could be wrong in this case.

I just wish Haagen-Dazs would bring back a seasonal flavor that I adored but they haven't sold for the past couple of years - CINNAMON ice cream!
Date/Time: 2017-09-26 11:00 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] furr_a_bruin
furr_a_bruin: (Kitten Lick)
It wasn't, though in a way you're right because the cinnamon was added to a vanilla ice cream base. It was SO good!

I just wish a company like Haagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry's would take on the no-sugar-added market - no damn sorbitol, as little maltitol as they can get away with (it's the one non-sugar bulk sweetener that works to make something resembling chocolate, so there could be some in a flavor like mint chocolate chip) and rely mostly on erythritol and sucralose/neotame for the sweetening so a tasty treat doesn't lead to unpleasant bathroom time. My own homemade cinnamon ice cream was tasty and had no unpleasant side effects, but I haven't gotten the hang of making ice cream that doesn't freeze like a rock.

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